Happy Thanksgiving


On this Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for all of the teachers that have made and make it possible for us to find our own internal authority and the courage to make a difference in this life dream dance.

Many blessings to you and yours today and every day.

From our hearts, wado!



During this power time for the seasons, we shift from sultry summer to cooler autumn days in the Northern Hemisphere.  And in the Southern Hemisphere, the cold days of winter are thawing, providing the new growth of spring.  No matter which hemisphere you may live in, this equinox is a time to catalyze your own self-growth through your connection to and communication with nature.

Step outside, feel the sun on your face, the breeze on your skin, the earth beneath your feet, and the pulse of your heart beat.  Experience gratitude for the body you are in and the life the flows in, around, and through you!

Bon Voyage, Elva!

DTMMS thanks Elva!

Elva and friend

The Deer Tribe office has been blessed with the presence and services of Elva Davila since the end of February, 2011, after a generous donor made it possible for us to hire an additional part-time staff member at the Deer Tribe headquarters.   This came at such a critical time for us and we have been delighted and grateful to have Elva on board.

In a very short period, Elva has learned the entire product making and shipping realm and has been filling orders with aplomb!  In addition, she has completed several projects that I have not had time to do in the 3 years I have been working at the  DTMMS “front desk.”  These projects are all great improvements for us – a better filing system for the masters and mock-ups of our products, a “How To Make” Bible for all the products we make in house, a working intercom system, an updated shipping rate sheet for product, storage for the Deer Tracks archives – and if any  you have recently received a gift for your contribution to the Rainbow Power Center, it was Elva who made it possible for those gifts to go out the door to you!

Even more than that, Elva has come every day and done every job with an incredibly bright attitude and open mind.  It has been a steep learning curve, as it would be for anyone first stepping into this job.  And Elva has been cheerful, independent, open, organized, efficient, and fun!  WE ARE SO SORRY SHE WILL BE LEAVING!  But alas, she returns to her roots and family in Chicago.  Elva departs July 7th.  So we have a few more weeks to cherish her presence and skills!

Thank you, Elva.  You have done an incredible job and made us all very happy.  We wish you well on your journey onward.

For the Deer Tribe

Volunteer Appreciation, Part 3

Throughout the year, volunteers contribute immeasurably to the quality and success of DTMMS’ activities.  At this time of year, when we are preparing our planning for the coming year, we are profoundly grateful to those who have contributed time, energy, and skill to 2010’s many projects, including the creation of publications, ceremonial support, administrative assistance, project guidance and support, systems support, transportation, and so much more.

For example: without the help of Bruce, Dave, Don, and Jan, the latest issue of Deertracks could not have been mailed so very quickly.  Thank you!!!!

Another example: a HUGE thanks to our Board members, who work so diligently to take care for our organization!  And another HUGE thanks to Board committee members, advisors, and others who support this organization through the Board!

Our volunteers make so much more possible.  We thank you from our hearts, and wish you the very best in this holiday season and the coming year.